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Painted roof, or Vinyl covering over roof?

Discussion in 'FJ Cruisers' started by MadeInMaine, Feb 23, 2012.

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Vinyl or Paint on roof

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
  1. Vinyl

    13 vote(s)
    54.2%
  2. Paint

    9 vote(s)
    37.5%
  3. other... explain...

    2 vote(s)
    8.3%
  1. Apr 1, 2012 at 9:45 AM
    #21
    Marioso

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    From what i hear, vinyl has a thin layer for foam that absorbs water which later causes rust.


    paint it.
     
  2. Oct 5, 2012 at 8:00 PM
    #22
    Brandon###

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    My wife wants to paint the top silver, but I'm worried the paint shop won't match/blend the paint correctly.

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  3. Oct 5, 2012 at 8:12 PM
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    Rich91710

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    Complete repaint.

    There's a clearcoat over the entire truck. The prep work to paint the white will violate the integrity of that clear. That could lead to lifting near the edge.

    Also, even if the shop is able to perfectly match the silver, as the silver and the old and new clearcoats age, you will get slight differences.
     
  4. Oct 6, 2012 at 8:49 AM
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    Brandon###

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    Oh ok thanks for the heads up. How much $ do you think that would be? $5k?
     
  5. Oct 6, 2012 at 3:01 PM
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    Rich91710

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    Paint cost is directly proportional to quality.

    I would think for $5k, you could get a VERY nice quality job, but I have not priced paint work in a very long time.
     
  6. Oct 6, 2012 at 6:04 PM
    #26
    Nd4Spd86

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    some crappy dealer installed lift , 285's, trail pin striping, and a grill full of lights.
    plasti-dip it!
     
  7. Oct 9, 2012 at 11:45 AM
    #27
    Fenwick1993

    Fenwick1993 Hillbilly

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    Full rebuild short of machine work, mean green motherfucker! Lime green block, hand-polished valve cover, and stickers! Too broke for real mods right now. Stonewall is my baby, but he's also a work truck.
    Get it painted- Vinyl can lead to rust because of the foam. Marioso is right.
     
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